Activity Tracking & Fall Detection
The ADXL367 is an ultralow power, 3-axis microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) accelerometer that consumes only 0.89 μA at a 100 Hz output data rate and 180 nA when in motion-triggered wake-up mode. Unlike accelerometers that use power duty cycling to achieve low power consumption, the ADXL367 does not alias input signals by undersampling, but samples the full bandwidth of the sensor at all data rates.
The ADXL367 always provides 14-bit output resolution. 8-bit formatted data is offered for more efficient single-byte transfers when a lower resolution is sufficient. 12-bit formatted data is also provided for ADXL362 design compatibility. Measurement ranges of ±2 g, ±4 g, and ±8 g are available, with a resolution of 0.25 mg/LSB on the ±2 g range.
In addition to its ultralow power consumption, the ADXL367 has many features to enable true system level power reduction. It includes a deep multimode output first in, first out (FIFO), a built-in micropower temperature sensor, an internal analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for synchronous conversion of an additional analog input with interrupt capability, single-tap and double-tap detection that can operate at any output data rate with only an added 35 nA of current, and a state machine to prevent a false triggering. In addition, the ADXL367 has provisions for external control of the sampling time and/or an external clock.
The ADXL367 operates on a wide 1.1 V to 3.6 V supply range, and can interface, if necessary, to a host operating on a separate supply voltage. The ADXL367 is available in a 2.2 mm × 2.3 mm × 0.87 mm package.
- 24/7 Always on sensing
- Digital Healthcare
- Hearing aids
- Vital signs monitoring devices
- Motion-enabled power save switches
- Motion-enabled metering devices
- Smart watch with single-cell operation
- Smart homes
Industrial Automation Technology (IAT)
DARWIN is a new breed of low-power microcontrollers built to thrive in the rapidly evolving Internet of Things (IoT). They are smart, with the biggest memories in their class and a massively scalable memory architecture. They run forever, thanks to wearable-grade power technology. They are durable enough to withstand the most advanced cyberattacks. DARWIN microcontrollers are designed to run any application imaginable—in places where you would not dream of sending other microcontrollers.
Generation UB microcontrollers are designed to handle the increasingly complex applications demanded by today's advanced battery-powered devices and wirelessly connected devices, while providing robust hardware security and Bluetooth® 5 Low Energy (BLE) radio connectivity.
The MAX32665/MAX32666 UB class microcontrollers are advanced systems-on-chips featuring an Arm® Cortex®-M4 with FPU CPU for efficient computation of complex functions and algorithms with integrated power management. They also include the newest generation Bluetooth 5 Low Energy radio with high throughput (2Mbps) and Maxim's best-in-class hardware security suite trust protection unit (TPU). The devices offer large on-board memory with 1MB flash and up to 560KB SRAM that can be configured as 448KB SRAM with error correction coding (ECC). Split flash banks of 512KB each support seamless over the air upgrades, adding an additional degree of reliability. Memory scalability of data (SRAM) and code (flash) space is supported by two SPI execute-in-place (SPIX) interfaces.
Multiple high-speed interfaces are supported including HS-USB, secure digital interface (SD, SDIO, MMC, SDHC, and microSD™), SPI, UART, and I2C serial interfaces, and an audio subsystem supporting PDM, PCM, I2S, and TDM interfaces. An 8-input, 10-bit ADC is available to monitor analog inputs from external sensors and meters. The devices are available in 109-bump WLP (0.35mm pitch) and 121-bump CTBGA (0.65mm pitch).
- Connected Home
- Gaming Devices
- Industrial Sensors
- Payment/Fitness/Medical Wearables
In the Darwin family, the MAX32670/MAX32671 are ultra-low-power, cost-effective, high-reliability 32-bit microcon- trollers enabling designs with complex sensor processing without compromising battery life. They combine a flexible and versatile power management unit with the powerful Arm® Cortex®-M4 processor with a floating point unit (FPU). The MAX32670/MAX32671 also offer legacy de- signs an easy and cost optimal upgrade path from 8- or 16-bit microcontrollers.
The devices integrate up to 384KB of flash and 160KB of SRAM to accommodate application and sensor code. Error correction coding (ECC), capable of single error correction and double error detection (SEC-DED), is implemented over the entire flash, RAM, and cache to ensure ultra-reliable code execution for demanding applications. Additional features such as the two windowed watchdog timers with fully flexible and independent clocking have been added to further enhance reliable operation. Brown- out detection ensures proper operation during power-down/power-up events and unexpected supply transients.
Multiple high-speed peripherals such as 3.4MHz I2C, 50MHz SPI, and 4MBd UARTs are included to maximize communication bandwidth. In addition, a low-power UART is available for operation in the lowest power sleep modes to facilitate wakeup on activity without any loss of data. A total of six timers with I/O capability are provided, including two low-power timers to enable pulse counting, capture/compare and PWM generation even in the lowest power sleep modes. All of this capability is packaged in a tiny form factor: 5mm x 5mm, 40-pin TQFN-EP.
- Algorithm Coprocessor
- Battery-Powered Medical Devices
- Industrial Sensors
- Optical Communication Modules
- Secure Radio Modem Controller
- Smart Sensor Controller
- System Housekeeping Controller
The ADXL362 is an ultralow power, 3-axis MEMS accelerometer that consumes less than 2 μA at a 100 Hz output data rate and 270 nA when in motion triggered wake-up mode. Unlike accelerometers that use power duty cycling to achieve low power consumption, the ADXL362 does not alias input signals by undersampling; it samples the full bandwidth of the sensor at all data rates.
The ADXL362 always provides 12-bit output resolution; 8-bit formatted data is also provided for more efficient single-byte transfers when a lower resolution is sufficient. Measurement ranges of ±2 g, ±4 g, and ±8 g are available, with a resolution of 1 mg/LSB on the ±2 g range. For applications where a noise level lower than the normal 550 μg/√Hz of the ADXL362 is desired, either of two lower noise modes (down to 175 μg/√Hz typical) can be selected at minimal increase in supply current.
In addition to its ultralow power consumption, the ADXL362 has many features to enable true system level power reduction. It includes a deep multimode output FIFO, a built-in micropower temperature sensor, and several activity detection modes including adjustable threshold sleep and wake-up operation that can run as low as 270 nA at a 6 Hz (approximate) measurement rate. A pin output is provided to directly control an external switch when activity is detected, if desired. In addition, the ADXL362 has provisions for external control of sampling time and/or an external clock.
The ADXL362 operates on a wide 1.6 V to 3.5 V supply range, and can interface, if necessary, to a host operating on a separate, lower supply voltage. The ADXL362 is available in a 3 mm × 3.25 mm × 1.06 mm package.
- Hearing aids
- Home healthcare devices
- Motion enabled power save switches
- Wireless sensors
- Motion enabled metering devices
- Building Safety and Security Solutions
The ADXL345 is a small, thin, low power, 3-axis accelerometer with high resolution (13-bit) measurement at up to ±16g. Digital output data is formatted as 16-bit twos complement and is accessible through either a SPI (3- or 4-wire) or I2C digital interface.
The ADXL345 is well suited for mobile device applications. It measures the static acceleration of gravity in tilt-sensing applications, as well as dynamic acceleration resulting from motion or shock. Its high resolution (4 mg/LSB) enables measurement of inclination changes less than 1.0°.
Several special sensing functions are provided. Activity and inactivity sensing detect the presence or lack of motion by comparing the acceleration on any axis with user-set thresholds. Tap sensing detects single and double taps in any direction. Free-fall sensing detects if the device is falling. These functions can be mapped individually to either of two interrupt output pins. An integrated memory management system with a 32-level first in, first out (FIFO) buffer can be used to store data to minimize host processor activity and lower overall system power consumption.
Low power modes enable intelligent motion-based power management with threshold sensing and active acceleration measurement at extremely low power dissipation.
The ADXL345 is supplied in a small, thin, 3 mm × 5 mm × 1 mm, 14-lead, plastic package.
- ADXL345-EP Supports defense and aerospace applications (AQEC)
- Medical instrumentation
- Gaming and pointing devices
- Industrial instrumentation
- Personal navigation devices
- Hard disk drive (HDD) protection
Interactive Signal Chains
The EVAL-ADXL367-SDP is an easy-to-use Customer Evaluation System that allows the user a quick start on testing and evaluating the ADXL367 accelerometer. The system consists of a main board (EVAL-SDP-CB1Z evaluation platform), an interface board (EVAL-SDP-INTER4-Z), and a satellite board (EVAL-ADXL367Z breakout board).
The EVAL-SDP-CB1Z board, also called “SDP-B”, connects directly to a PC via an USB cable, with the USB connection providing both communications and power to the board. The SDP-B is connected to the interface board (EVAL-SDP-INTER4-Z), which provides the signal conditioning and electrical connections to communicate with the satellite board (EVAL-ADXL367Z) through a cable. This cable allows the satellite to be easily manipulated for testing or separately placed into an environmental chamber for temperature or humidity testing. Separating the boards mitigates corruption of data due to the temperature and humidity effects of other components.
The EVAL-ADXL367-SDP Customer Evaluation System comes with all the necessary cables and connectors. Each part of this kit can be purchased separately.
The MAXREFDES104# is a unique evaluation and development platform in a wearable form factor that demonstrates the functions of a wide range of Maxim’s products for health-sensing applications. This third-generation health sensor platform (an advancement of the MAXREFDES101# Health Sensor Platform 2.0) integrates a two-in-one PPG + ECG analog-front-end (AFE) sensor (MAX86176), a human body temperature sensor (MAX30208), a microcontroller (MAX32666), a power-management IC (MAX20360), and a 3-axis accelerometer. The complete platform includes a 3D-printed enclosure and a biometric algorithm hub with an embedded heart-rate, oxygen saturation and ECG algorithms (MAX32674). Algorithm output and raw data can be streamed through Bluetooth™ to a PC GUI for demonstration, evaluation, and customized development.